If you just want a hotel—not a resort or an an all-inclusive—your options are pretty limited in Punta Cana, but this Spanish chain hotel with its bright, modern rooms fits the bill nicely. It is on the main street of Bávaro, about a 10–15 minute wall in one direction for all the restaurants and bars, and 10–15 minute in the other direction for a shopping complex with restaurants, a movie theater, and shops. You also get free access to the pool and beach at the NOW Larimar resort next-door; and can upgrade that to a day pass ($55–$70) for all-inclusive access to NOW’s restaurants and bars to experience a bit of the resort lifestyle for the day.